Monday, May 16, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things

. . . new flowers for my flowerbeds, begonias, marigolds, zinnias, geraniums but especially my new rose bush.

 . . . a husband who happily tilled my garden for me this morning and then proceeded to weed his own strawberry plants. (Shshsh! Don't tell anybody, but I caught him talking to them.)

. . .  a twelve year old whose opening line on his Russian History paper begins with, "What comes to mind when you think of Russia? Cold? Communism? Vodka?" And then launches into a discussion of his favorite Tzar--Peter the Great.  No. I don't have a favorite Tzar either, but Sam does.   


 . . . anticipating Daniel graduating from high school this Sunday.


 . . . A little dog named Clancy who is finally--after six months of training--getting the whole house breaking thing and is actually going to the door on his own. In other Clancy news, I'm not quite sure how that huge heart fits in that tiny chest, but I'm certainly grateful for him.

 . . . Straight As appearing on my report card this evening, it following naturally that I am on the Dean's list.

It's been a very, very good day.

11 comments:

Hal Johnson said...

I'm glad it's been a good day, and here's wishing you the chance to savor it for days to come.

Mary Paddock said...

Thank you Hal.

Wes Holly said...

Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap!

Mary Paddock said...

Thank you *bows* Thank you, thank you, thank you . . . *fades*

Scotty said...

Always glad to hear good news.

:-)

Debby said...

Applause, applause! Goood for you!

Mary Paddock said...

Scotty and Deb: Thank you both. Days like that (where multiple things go right) are all too rare for all of us.

rhubarbwhine said...

Go Clancy :)

Mary Paddock said...

Thanks RH. I hope you're feeling better.

Bob said...

Congrats all around! Oh, how I love strawberries! Straight from the garden?! I might have to walk to SW Missouri!

Mary Paddock said...

Come on by, Bob. But I suggest you wait until next year as this his first planting and there won't be many berries this season.